In home improvement magazines, you see plenty of beautiful headboard designs that are drool worthy, from tufted to wooden headboards. But because these products were made by top designers, having them would cause a huge dent in your savings. So, instead of going for expensive designer headboards, why not make one of your own?

Take a look at these DIY headboard ideas.

Floor-to-ceiling upholstered headboard

This one makes a bold and sophisticated statement and will surely make your bedroom look more luxurious. It may seem complicated to make, but in reality, it’s fairly easy to do. You will need plywood, fabric, nail head trim and some DIY tools. The best thing about this option is that you can choose whatever pattern or design you like.


Rustic pallet headboard

You will find pallets that are for the throwaway at home improvement shops, flea markets, lumberyards and even your neighbors. The number of pallets you will need depends on the size of your bed and the shape of the wooden planks. You will need nuts and bolts to hold them together. Once you’ve assembled the woods, you can then stain your DIYed headboard.

Mantel molding headboard

The best thing about this design is that you can have it for free if you have extra moldings from your previous home improvement projects. You can then stain it or paint, whichever way you prefer.

Old shutter headboard

This is the perfect option to choose if you are in the process of replacing your old window coverings. Depending on the size of your bed, you will need three to four shutters. You can stain them or paint them to complement the rest of the room. This will give your bedroom that sweet country charm.


Quilted fabric headboard

This will give your bedroom that old American appeal. You will need small squares of wood, batting and fabric of choice. Cover each wood squares with batting and fabric. Once everything is covered, all you need is attach them to a base, and then mount the whole headboard into the wall. If you have extra fabric that you don’t use anymore, you can easily do it without any cost.